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American Airlines takes delivery of it’s first US produced Airbus

American airlines has taken delivery of it’s first US built Airbus aircraft – an Airbus A321 ceo.

Bob Lekites, Executive Vice President-Customers, Airbus Americas

“The relationship between American Airlines and Airbus is a long and successful collaboration to provide the most modern, fuel-efficient aircraft for both of our customers. American Airlines already operates the world’s largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and the largest A321 fleet. With this delivery, we are adding a very special aircraft to those already sporting the American livery – an Airbus aircraft built here in the USA. This is the first of many American Airlines airplanes to be delivered from Mobile, and we are proud it will join a growing, thriving fleet.”

The first American Airlines A321 to be delivered from the Mobile, Alabama plant. Airbus Image.
The first American Airlines A321 to be delivered from the Mobile, Alabama plant. Airbus Image.

David Seymour, Senior Vice President-Integrated Operations, American Airlines

“Having Airbus produce its world-class aircraft in the United States has simplified our delivery process. It’s an honor to take delivery of this A321 today, and we thank everyone working in this facility for producing a high-quality aircraft for us.”

About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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